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Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

Oct. 22, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on Thursday, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series. AJ Pollock had two home runs and...

Extra crispy: Max Fried can't pitch Braves into World Series

Oct. 21, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Fried had every ingredient in front of him for the biggest day of his baseball life at Dodger Stadium. The Braves ace from Santa Monica took the mound Thursday night with the opportunity to pitch Atlanta into its first World Series of the 21st...

Dodgers opener Kelly gives up HR, injured in NLCS Game 5

Oct. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers opener Joe Kelly gave up a two-run homer to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman in the first inning and soon exited with tightness in his right biceps Thursday night as Los Angeles tried to avoid elimination in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series. The...

Braves get Soler back for NLCS after positive COVID-19 test

Oct. 21, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Braves welcomed back outfielder Jorge Soler for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday after he was activated following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves led the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 and had a chance to advance to the...

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston's season — all of it. “I love it,” he said Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to face Houston in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, which the Astros lead three games to...

García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

Oct. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning...

Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS

Oct. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Behind the red-hot bat of Eddie Rosario, the Atlanta Braves are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1999. All they need to do is put away the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Easier said than done. ...

Dodgers on brink after another pitching plan goes awry

Oct. 21, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were asking the world of Julio Urías when he took the mound for the fourth time in 12 days. Although Urías was the only 20-game winner in baseball this season, Los Angeles had used him in three roles in the past week alone....

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...